Cost of living in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Summary of cost of living in Reading, Berkshire

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: £3,379
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: £1,836
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district £13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) £5.74
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast £3.53
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk £0.79
12 eggs, large £2.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes £1.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese £4.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples £1.91
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes £1.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket £2.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality £8
2 liters of coca-cola £1.68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day £0.89
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area £1,383
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area £1,213
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat £228
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area £926
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area £998
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio £116
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) £28
40” flat screen tv £294
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) £71
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) £6
Hourly rate for cleaning help £11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) £62
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) £32
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) £65
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes £67
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new £19,383
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas £1.17
Monthly ticket public transport £57
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) £19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) £2.79
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) £9
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) £84
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) £2.38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) £1.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) £3.29
4 rolls of toilet paper £1.54
Tube of toothpaste £1.39
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city £11
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub £29
2 tickets to the movies £20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) £115
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert £54
1 cocktail drink in downtown club £8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city £2.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) £4.48
Ipad wi-fi 128gb £420
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) £0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district £28
1 package of marlboro cigarettes £9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 77 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

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